Does my new iPhone 13 come with a SIM card?

Does a new iPhone include a SIM card?

Apple today announced that all iPhone 14 models sold in the U.S. do not have a built-in SIM card tray and instead rely entirely on eSIM technology.

Why does my iPhone 13 not have a SIM card?

Apple allows customers to enter their carrier info during the buying process — allowing their iPhone 13 to come out of the box with their phone number and access to their existing service. Rather than using physical SIM cards, however, all iPhone 13 models sold by Apple use eSIM tech.

Why did my new iPhone not come with a SIM card?

If it was purchased directly from Apple as an unlocked phone it will not come with a SIM card. If it is carrier locked it should have a SIM for the carrier.

What SIM does iPhone 13 use?

iPhone 13 models and earlier also have a SIM tray for a nano-SIM card. You can use a nano-SIM card from a network provider. iPhone 13 models support Dual eSIM. You can set up a mobile data plan with an eSIM with certain iPad models.

Are SIM cards being phased out?

U.S. cell phone carriers have long required SIM cards to let you use devices on their networks. Now, the traditional plastic SIM cards are being phased out in favor of embedded versions called eSIMs. The change could make switching carriers easier, and open up new possibilities for how phones are designed.